Sat4Rice is a real-time growth monitoring system, which uses a combination of satellite data and field data to provide both actionable advice to smallholder farmers and business intelligence information to agribusinesses.

Sat4Rice provides accurate insights on rice growing conditions, which provides farmers, extension workers and traders with valuable information that helps them become more efficient.

The Sat4Rice app allows data to be entered from the field, which integrated with satellite data in real-time. The resulting information in the database is then used both in the smartphone app for farmers, and in the professional desktop portal for agribusinesses.

Capability and features
Extension workers use the Sat4Rice mobile application to record timely and accurate information on crop conditions. With real-time information on pest & diseases and floods, extension workers can provide better advice to farmers.

Traders use Sat4Rice for daily information on rice growth. Large scale rice fields are mapped and daily updated with the current growing conditions. This data allows them to optimize core business processes, such as logistics, marketing and staff, both in fields and rice mills.

Farmers receive better information on rice growing conditions, and receive early warnings on floods, pests and diseases. Contract farmers receive information and advice for free, helping them to increase both the quantity and quality of their rice.

Progress to date
The first successful implementation of Sat4Rice was in the Mekong delta in Vietnam, where over 50,000 smallholder farmers have been reached with the service.
Sat4Rice is also being implemented in Pakistan, and collaborations in other South East Asian countries have started up as well.



MimosaTEK is a sustainable agricultural trading business connecting smallholder farmers and wholesales buyers, helping farmers increase revenues by up to 20% and wholesales buyers save costs by up to 10%. MimosaTEK vegetable cultivation areas are operated by data-driven farming practices powered by internet of things technology and machine learning. MimosaTEK’s Internet of Things (IoT) precision agriculture solution helps farmers maximize productivity and minimize crop production risks through better irrigation and farming practices. MimosaTEK provides technology for both agricultural companies and smallholder farmers.

Capability and features 

MimosaTEK is working with farmers to develop vegetable cultivation areas to sell produce directly to wholesales buyers. MimosaTEK helps to improve productivity and quality of produce to help farmers increase income and wholesale buyers purchase produce at required specification at better price.

Farmers can apply the solution to optimize irrigation and fertigation activities on farms. This allows them to optimize water, electricity and fertilizer usage, achieve optimum crop yields and provide full traceability to their commercial partners.

 Traders can use traceability data of farmers using the technology to manage the supply chain and to inform the end consumers.

Governments can sponsor technology for farmers, which improves their supply chain management and improves farming quality in their region. Governments can also make use of data from weather stations to help farmers in the region manage their crops more efficiently. 

Progress to date

As of early 2022, over 873 farmers have been assisted so far and the team is currently working with more farmers to develop vegetable cultivation areas as well as apply agricultural technology and data-driven farming practice in their farms.

MimosaTEK was the first Vietnamese organization to win the Securing Water for Food Challenge 2017 organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Government of South Africa (DST), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (MFA-NL). MimosaTEK was also the winner of Seedstars World Vietnam 2016 and Venture Cup Vietnam 2015.




Remote Grid gives farmers the ability to harness data from on-site or remote devices such as sensors, drones and satellites, handheld displays and smartphones. It can be used in agriculture, aquaculture, pisciculture, hydroponics, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

Farmers use this technology to monitor, track, predict & act on soil, water & crop parameters (pH, nutrients, conductivity, oxygen, sunlight, etc.)

Capability and features

Remote Grid has developed Wifi/GPRS/3G capable motes for multi-sensor connectivity with ability to output control signals. Remote Grid has also developed soil nutrient assessment sensors.

Remote Grid has the ability to integrate structured 3rd party databases (e.g. soil, weather, crops), and unstructured social media chatter through APIs for comprehensive predictive and prescriptive analytics. This gives farmers the ability to capture information from the field, transmit to a cloud and present on a smartphone/tablet.

Government benefit from real-time condition monitoring, land usage data and yield predictions.

This gives them a much better knowledge of the land under cultivation, health, yield & population well-being.

FMCGs are given the ability to predict output/yield, inputs, production and ultimately profits. Companies pay a setup fee and small monthly subscription, as well as ordering additional product enhancements and integrations.

Progress to date

Remote Grid has filed a Grand Architecture patent, and has already been rolled out with several farmers. The team are currently working on the integration of weather forecasts, yield forecasts, and connection to social media interest groups for problem sharing amongst farmers.



LuckNow is a SaaS solution that helps farmers improve their land management practices, through the use of IoT devices, artificial intelligence and connections to market partners. The system analyses data points such as sunlight levels, temperature, precipitation, pH, humidity, presence of pests or diseases, etc.  Farmers are able to plan out their activities in line with best practices, and sensors in their fields help them make good decisions that boost their yields.

Capability and features

Farmers use LuckNow to select and track inputs, set harvest schedules and monitor results. Sensors help to detect issues and make recommendations, in order to increase their productivity. Farmers are better connected to input suppliers and market partners, improving their yields, prices received and therefore increasing their incomes.

Extension workers use LuckNow to assist farmers in monitoring farm conditions, as the sensors and cameras allow for early detection of issues. LuckNow shortens the time needed for agricultural education, automatic input information by recording the growing crop condition through IoT system.

Businesses are engaged via a subscription model. They use Lucknow to find and contact farmers spread across wide geographic areas by verifying their identity and proof of farm ownership. These businesses can benefit from better estimates of farm production, and use the data collected from each farmer.

Progress to date

LuckNow are currently establishing a presence in Java in partnership with the provincial government, and have been working with 30 farmers in Japan.

The team are currently developing a traceability system with NFC or RFID to track the produce from farm to end processor, for food safety and product certifications and supply chain management. They are also creating iPhone and Android phone interfaces to improve the system’s useability.



Weather and agriculture solution Agrimedia provides agriculture advisory information services to farmers and input manufacturers. This gives farmers accurate forecasts, and allows them to take appropriate actions that protect the value of their harvests. With a wide range of platforms (SMS, call centre, web and mobile application), farmers can access information in a cheap and efficient manner. This service is currently provided in Vietnam through partnerships with mobile network operators.

Capability and features

Farmers use Agrimedia for weather updates and to receive agriculture advisory information by SMS, call centre or mobile app. This information helps to increase productivity and quality, leading to higher incomes.

Input Manufacturers use Agrimedia for advice on the weather, disease models and irrigation.

This helps them to improve productivity, save money and increase revenues.

Governments can use Agrimedia to broadcast official information to farmers.

Progress to date

Agrimedia has over 1 million users to date, and is currently creating a M2M application which will see them become a B2B agriculture business. It was the first company to have a weather forecast and hydrometeorology license in Vietnam.

Agrimedia has partnerships with Vinaphone, Mobifone, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture, Pessl Instruments and Weather News.



Pessl Instruments GmbH (Pessl), an Austrian AgTech company, aims to improve the climate resilience of smallholder Filipino farmers through a public private partnership called “Improving Productivity in Agriculture through Climate-Smart Technology” or ImPACT. Pessl has deployed over 32 proprietary agro-meteorological IoT devices that enable farmers to adopt Climate-Smart Agriculture in their daily farming activities. These devices autonomously measure and transmit environmental data, which is processed and delivered to farmers in the via a simplified mobile application. Farmers are able to use this data to reduce their chemical footprint and improve their yield.

Capability and features

ImPACT allows farmers to monitor all relevant climatic conditions and soil parameters, bringing their agricultural work management one step higher. ImPACT combines monitored and forecasted data to get a powerful tool, which optimizes production and lets farmers produce more with less.

With the help of climatic and soil monitoring and forecasting farmers can:

  1. Monitor climatic conditions in nurseries to avoid germination problems when sowing vegetables.
  2. Optimize fertilization time
  3. Optimize plant protection activities to have disease free yield.
  4. Manage irrigation by monitoring soil moisture, identifying when a crop is suffering water stress and starting an irrigation system on time.

Progress to date

ImPACT has reduced the input usage of farmers, enabling more precise documentation of farmers’ daily activity and improved crop yields.

ImPACT have worked with a control group of 100 farmers, expanding to 5,000 farmers in 2019 and 10,000 farmers by 2020.

Deployment will be made sustainable through a service model, e.g. farmers pay $1 per month for the application and are therefore able to save money on chemicals and increase their incomes.

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